Can Art and Politics Be Thought?


Part 1: Saturday June 4, 1:00-6:00 (in the Billy Wilder Theater)

 Joshua Clover, “Between Centuries: Distance and the Epic” (intro by Jason Smith)

 Steve Goodman, The Martial Arts of Sonic Hauntology” (intro Robert Fink)

 Lauren Berlant, “On the Desire for the Political” (intro by Sianne Ngai)

 Matthew Barney Interview with Drew Daniel


Part 2: Saturday June 4, 8:00-11:00

Ultra-Red (in Hammer gallery)

Jay Lesser (in Hammer atrium)

Kode9 (in Hammer Billy Wilder Theater)

Matmos (in Hammer Billy Wilder Theater)


Part 3: Sunday June 5, 1:00-6:00 (in the Billy Wilder Theater)

Drew Daniel, “All Sound is Queer” (intro by Julia Lupton)

Joan Copjec, “The Fate of the Image in Church History and the Modern State” (intro by Eleanor Kaufman)

Allan Sekula, “The Forgotten Space” (intro by Mary Kelly)

Alain Badiou, “Negation and Formalization” (intro by Ken Reinhard)


Part 4: Sunday, June 5, 8:00-10:00 (in the Billy Wilder Theater)

Reading of scenes from Alain Badiou’s plays Incident at Antioch and Ahmed the Philosopher

directed by Stephen Barker

introduction by Ken Reinhard

Followed by a discussion with Alain Badiou


Can Art and Politics Be Thought?